USA Gymnastics Update

Hello Everyone,

I hope all is going well with your club’s re-opening.

I had two 5 hour zoom calls with USA Gymnastics the past 2 Saturdays.  Here are the updates for this year.

1)    Please make sure your current email is what is on your USA Gymnastics profile.  USA Gymnastics wants the SACC’s to send out information to current active members and active clubs. 

If you did not receive and email from wisconsinusag@gmail.com,  then your email is not correct on USA Gymnastics website.  This is the last email from Randy’s list on Constant Contact. 

2)    There have been a few clarifications to the rules for the JO program for upcoming season. Please go to USA Gymnastics and look for the minutes and read those so you are as up to date as you can be. Items like the number of kids per mixed sessions has changed, a coach can ask for a video review at any meet, these are a few.

3)      New compulsory routines are finished.  Master Workshops dates are on USAG’s website.

4)      As we get back into the groove, please be aware of the declaration date to decide what level your athlete will compete at state meet. After the declaration date, an athlete will not be able to drop back.

With the compulsories moving to the winter season for this year, I propose we have the compulsory drop back date 3 weeks before state like the optionals.

5)      There will be no more introductory athlete registrations this year. USA Gymnastics used to subsidize those memberships. The insurance carrier charges the same for all registered athletes, so with insurance rates going up, they can no longer afford to continue that practice.

6)      On the meet reservation app, you can now mark a level/division full, not just the entire meet.

7)      While registering athletes is the parent’s responsibility, the club administrator can now go in and add/change club number.

8)      Sanctions are open, you must follow local guidelines for crowds.

9)      Meet directors, just a reminder you need to publish all meet scores to the MYUSA app.

Remember to fill out the survey about running a compulsory meet in 2020-2021, even if you just check you are not planning on running one. 

Thanks,

Kathy

2020(2021) Compulsory (Level 2-5) State Meet

Due to the current state of affairs, the Wisconsin State Administrative Committee has voted to delay the start of the compulsory season and move the 2020 Level 2-5 State Meet to March 20-21, 2021. We are currently in the process of working out the details and should have more information available by July 1.

Contributor of the Year Result

Contributor of the Year

Congratulations to Jane Shrimpf! She has been voted as this year’s Contributor of the Year for her efforts to organize volunteers for the 2020 American Cup and assisting with 2019 Xcel State and 2019 Compulsory State.

Thank you Jane for all you do for Wisconsin Gymnastics!

Level 6-10 and Xcel State Meets Cancelled

USA Gymnastics has cancelled all sanctions for the month of March.  All state meets held in March are cancelled.  This includes the Level 6-10 state meet and the Xcel state meet.  Decisions regrading refunds for state meets and whether Regionals will be held are currently being discussed.

Below is the letter from USA Gymnastics regarding this issue.

Dear USA Gymnastics Members,

Like many of you, we have become increasingly concerned with how the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation could affect our community. Please know that the health and well-being of our athletes and community continues to be our organization’s top priority.

With that in mind, we have already limited travel for USA Gymnastics staff and national team athletes and staff, provided guidance from the CDC and WHO to our communityand urged our leaders and meet directors in each state and region to cancel events in areas of heightened concern.

Now, as we have learned more about how best to protect our community, we have made the decision to cancel USA Gymnastics’ events and event sanctions, at least through the end of March.

We recognize that this is a challenging time for our community, and that many of you will have questions about how this decision might impact postseason competition or your individual gym. Our program leadership teams are working to provide additional guidance and will be reaching out to you in the days and weeks to come.

While we know that disruptions and cancelations are not ideal, this decision was reached in service of our commitment to our community’s health and well-being. We appreciate your commitment to each other, and everyone’s efforts to make the best of this tough situation.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update our guidance as the situation evolves.

Sincerely,

Li Li Leung
President & CEO, USA Gymnastics